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  • Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine - KC
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Kansas City
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10


How long was the interview?

25 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Tell me about yourself." Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"Why do you want to go into medicine?" Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"What was an important factor in the medical schools you chose to apply to?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How is your Russian and Soviet Literature course going...why did you take it?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Explain the research you did (my research was in pharmacology a year ago and the interviewer was a professor of pharm, so he asked details). Also, out of 3 pressing issues in medicine currently, discuss one of them (I spoke about stem cell research)." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Looked at practice interview questions, interview skills workshop, read about controversial issues in medicine." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students and staff were extremely friendly! The campus was nice and is solely a medical school, and you get some clinical training early on. The curriculum is called the GENESIS system and is systems-based." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The area seems slightly desolate but not too bad. 3rd and 4th year clinicals may not be in KC." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Well, it was cold and gloomy that day." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was interviwed by Dr. McCandless, professor of pharmacology, and Anne Wilson, who works in Alumni Relations. Everyone was interviewed by a PhD and either a DO or a staff member. It was not intimidating, and they get you very relaxed with an introductory speech, tour, lunch, and waiting in the student lounge before a 1st year takes you to your interview. I was notified of acceptance on 11/4/04!" Report Response

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